Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The Gloom was Brighter!


YHC knew today would be “super” and The Gloom would be pumped up for Hardywood is back in town. 13 Tried and True Super Troopers posted to see the sunrise but get a little work in before “work.” With Bodos sipping coffee and closing his car door at 0530, time to mosey.

COP in front of the Carillon-Memorial Weekend approaching- and is goes a little something like this…. x 15 Copperhead Squats, x 43 SSH, x 20 Imperial Walkers, x 20 Box Cutters, x 44 LBC’s, x 10 Merkins. Mosey to the amphitheater.

Lindsay-Starting at orchestra level, x 30 Freddie Mercuries and mosey to the top, x 10 SSH. Back down. x 25 Freddie’s and up for x 15 SSH. Rinse and repeat til x 10 Freddies’s and x 30 SSH. Finish up at the bottom. Mosey to the rusty cage.

6 pack- x 1 pullup, x 5 merkins: x 2 pullups, x 4 merkins continue to x 5 pullups and 1 merkin than back to original starting count.

The Coach- triple up. Partner 1 performs a pullup and than hangs. Partner 2 is Coaching to continue to hang, Partner 3 runs to the stage and back. Switch it up. Hanging partner runs, coach switches to pull up and hang, and running partner coaches. Switch and continue for 3 cycles!

Mosey to Police Monument and plank. Moment of Silence for all those in uniform and IC x 10 Merkins. Extra credit and mosey back to the flag.

Number-ama, Name-r-ama, Announcements: Puppy Pile last Saturday of May, 6/1…see Marv. Convergence is Memorial Day Monday at 0700 at Tredegar. Parking lot below Virginia War Memorial. Scrum has his virgin Q at The Forge tomorrow. New AO in Daville….The Anvil. Summer Tour starts Memorial Day till Labor Day. See backblast.

YHC took us out!

Naked Mole Skin: Hardywood, glad to see you back in The Gloom. You have been missed. Grady, great to see you again in RVA from Raleigh. So, there was really not a lot of coaching, but hold one’s own body weight for an extended period will crush your shoulders and arms. Upchuck, thank you for the support on 6 pack. Swirly, glad things are on the mend with your M and family. Dr. Tryhard, Flipper’s work is outstanding for IT bands! It seems coffee in The Gloom is catching on!

YHC wanted to honor all those wearing a uniform so a few more minutes were taken today. This weekend, take a minute and remember those in uniform and all those that paid the ultimate to allow us the freedom to work out at 0530!

Only those who post understand. Thank you for following this morning.

Loud and Proud,


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  1. Yeah baby! It was so very good to be back. I woke up a little after 2am, I was so excited. Which should also make the rest of the day really fun.

    Most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLATLINE! Talk about a reason for the season. Way to lead and I hope your birthday is an absolutely epic one. Thanks for helping me to dig a little and get it all out.

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Happy Birthday Flatline !
    Welcome back Hardywood!
    See y’all in the gloom..

  3. Happy 43, Flatty. Well done today. I’m still working on pull-ups, but boy is it nice to be able to make 3 in a row happen (if this sounds like nothing to some guys, this is like the Redskins being good again…never thought I’d get there). And, thank you for the push on the last few.

    DTH is the best motivator I have ever seen for the male flexed arm hang.

    Welcome back, Hardywood. Thanks for the invite got the PAX to join you all this fall. HC.

  4. Have a good one Flatline. You’re even older than I thought.

    Good luck with the house.

  5. Happy birthday, Flatty! 43 cin-a-mon-a-mons. Welcome back Hardywood! Glad to have you back brother. Great seeing Grady again. Bodos wore that same shirt the day after yesterday.

  6. Great to have you back Hardywood! what a gorgeous morning to be with you boys.

  7. HBD Flatline! Well done.

    Hardywood – welcome back brother! I hope it was an adventure of a lifetime. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  8. The combination of aFlatline Bday Q and the heartwarming return of Hardwood’s hilarious mumblechatter may be the best thing sinc

  9. Happy Birthday, Flatty!

    Welcome back Hardywood!

    Today was a great day with you men.